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Archive: Feb 2017

  • Labor Racket Weekly: Theft, Forgery, and Embezzlement, Oh My!

    Posted on Feb 28, 2017 by Team

    Today, we’re introducing a new weekly feature called Labor Racket Weekly, which highlights the most egregious union wrongdoings from the previous week. While union members pay millions of dollars of income in monthly dues to labor unions, union bosses continue to mishandle their members’ money. Below are this week’s best rackets: In Wisconsin, Teresa Adkins, former business manager of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 127, […]

  • The IAM’s Latest Boeing Blunder

    Posted on Feb 23, 2017 by Team

    The International Association of Machinists (IAM) once again failed to unionize Boeing’s plant in South Carolina. With a 94 percent turnout rate, Boeing employees overwhelmingly rejected the IAM’s proposal for union representation, as 74 percent of workers voted against it. The final tally was 2,097 out of 2,828 votes against the union. The devastating loss comes on the heels […]

  • New Ad Highlights SEIU Hypocrisy

    Posted on Feb 13, 2017 by Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is waging a war on Labor Secretary-designate Andy Puzder—despite the thousands of unfair labor charges filed against the union. On Monday, the Center for Union Facts highlighted the SEIU’s hypocrisy with a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal. Check it out:  

  • Big Labor Heaves Partisan Attacks at Labor Secretary Pick

    Posted on Feb 08, 2017 by Team

    Union bosses are leading the charge against Labor Secretary-Designate Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants. Back in December, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released the following statement: “With the intended nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor, [President] Trump has once again shown how out-of-touch he is with what working Americans need.” More recently, the […]